Given that The Last of Us Part 1 is the last week’s most widely praised and commercially successful new release, it comes little or no wonder that the remake edition has opened at number one on the UK’s weekly physical sales charts.
As GamesIndustry’s Christopher Dring tweeted, using data from the Gfk, The Last of Us Part 1 has closely won the week numbers. More Dring points out, the sequel is not really a tremendously large release, selling only about half as many copies as Volition and Deep Silver’s Saints Row did in its first week on the market.
The Last of Us: Part 1 is narrowly No.1 in the UK physical retail chart this week. It’s a remaster and not a particularly big launch. It’s sold around half of what last week’s Saints Row managed. This is purely physical sales
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) September 4, 2022
As usual, these rankings only account for physical copies of games. It is, therefore, unclear what percentage of The Last of Us Part 1’s overall revenue will come from online purchases.
The Last of Us Part I is an excellent reproduction that stays true to its roots. There’s room for improvement in the game. However, what is already in is fun to use to its full potential. The Playstation 5 version of The Last of Us Part I is now playable. There is also work being done on a PC release and hopefully, we will hear some good news very soon about this.
The GfK UK Boxed Top Ten, as of the week ending September 3rd, is as follows:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|NEW||1||The Last of Us: Part 1|
|2||2||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|NEW||3||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection|
|NEW||4||F1 Manager 2022|
|4||5||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|3||7||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|10||8||Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga|
|6||9||Pokemon Legends: Arceus|
|5||10||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|